Grant Funding - Current and Past Projects

2023-2024 Wildlife Conservation Commission Grant Cycle

American Canyon Community & Parks Foundation, $10,500

Wildlife & Habitat Education: To facilitate the comprehensive implementation of the third Watershed Explorers program. This program expansion includes an additional hands-on learning day for each student and a capstone restoration project during Watershed Month in May. This initiative primarily benefits fourth-grade students in American Canyon Schools. 

Napa Wildlife Rescue Center, $12,500

Wildlife Education: Funding to support salary for a full-time Education Assistant / Wildlife Rehabilitation Technician. This role will serve a dual purpose: educating children in Napa County schools and managing the inventory of educational materials for the classroom. Additionally, it will provide training and appropriate care for injured or diseased wildlife patients at their facility in Napa County. 

Napa-Solano Audubon, $7,500

Wildlife Education: This grant will support one part-time Education Coordinator and one part-time Coordinator or college intern to expand outreach and implement classroom education programs for middle and high school students. Furthermore, it will support the training of additional volunteer teams to extend their service to more students and the community. Additionally, the grant will facilitate the organization’s Citizen Science projects for the 2023-2024 school year.

Land Trust of Napa County, $8,500

Habitat Restoration: Funding to bolster their ongoing efforts in the restoration of a half-mile stretch of riparian habitat along Conn Creek near Linda Falls in Angwin. This habitat has been under restoration for nine years, and the funds will be used to hire conservation crews and expand the area under restoration while addressing invasive species.

Napa County Resource Conservation District, $5,500

Wildlife Education: Funding to support the Kids for Monarchs environmental education program for first through third grade classes throughout Napa County. The program will include class visits, field trips and the implementation of pollinator planting projects and community education initiatives in collaboration with partners. 

Carolyn Parr Nature Center, $5,000

Wildlife Education and Habitat Restoration: Support the restoration, expansion and interpretation of Napa Natives Garden The project includes Spanish translation, audio integration, and material upgrades to interior exhibits, and to the funding for free public events and outreach program materials and design. 

University of California Cooperative Extension, $5,170

Wildlife Research: To support the University of California Cooperative Extension Human-Wildlife Interactions Advisor with the Napa American Kestrel Nest Box Initiative. This initiative will involve collaborative efforts with private and public land managers to create establish a network of new and existing American Kestrel nest boxes. Additionally, it will involve the collection of long-term data on Kestrel occupancy and productivity across various landscape features in Napa County. 

International Bird Rescue (IBR), $4,850

Wildlife Rehabilitation: Funding for the rescue and rehabilitation of 15-30 birds from Napa County in 2023-2024.

To see a listing of all grants awarded dating back to 2002, please refer to the Past Grants List (PDF).